Fibre Systems would like to know how we can better serve your needs within the optical communications industry via the topics we cover in the magazine and online.
  
At the end of the survey, which should take you no more than 5-10 minutes to complete, there is an option to leave your contact details should we wish to follow up on your answers to get a better understanding.
 
Anything you say to us, either via the survey or subsequently over the phone, will be treated in the strictest confidence, and will not be published in the magazine. This is just our own research - but if we find something particularly interesting, we may come back to you for permission to write about it!
 
Any personal details will only be used to identify your answers, and will not be used for any other purpose or passed to any third party.
 
If you have any questions before participating, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Many thanks,
 
 
Warren Clark, Publisher
(warren.clark@europascience.com)
 
Keely Portway, Editor
(keely.portway@europascience.com)

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* 1. Which of these best describes the company/institution for which you work?

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* 3. What is your role in the company/institution, and what are your main duties/responsibilities with regards to optical communications?

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* 4. Thinking about those primary duties mentioned above, what would you say were the top three most significant practical or operational issues, barriers or problems that make your day-to-day task(s) difficult?

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* 5. Where do you currently look for answers to the issues raised in the previous question, and why do you look there?

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* 6. How useful are each of the following in solving your main job-related issue(s) we touched on earlier? Score 1 to 5, where 1 is 'no help' and 5 is 'extremely helpful'

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Internal contacts/colleagues
Peers (at companies/institutions similar to yours)
Industry bodies (e.g. FTTH Council, Broadband Forum, INCA, etc)
Trade publications/websites
Online resources
Training courses
Professional networks
Conferences/exhibitions

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* 7. Can you think of any other type of information or resource, not listed above,  that you think would be helpful in addressing your main optical communications-related issues, barriers or problems?

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* 8. How useful do you think the following types of information or resources would be in addressing your main optical communications-related issues, barriers or problems? Score 1 to 5, where 1 is 'no help' and 5 is 'extremely helpful'.

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Online/email peer-to-peer forum
In-person networking events
Education webinars
Conferences (with case studies, technology updates etc)
Exhibitions (meet suppliers in person)
Online resources (e.g. searchable databases)
Printed resources (e.g. catalogues/directories)
Email newsletters
Trade magazines
Market research reports
Interactive discussions (online)
In-person training (external or on site)
Distance learning

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* 9. How interested would you be in reading about the following business topics, where 1 is 'not at all interested' and 5 is 'very interested'?

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Planning and network design
Seeking network investment
Training and staff development
Developing business abroad
Equipment manufacturer and product development

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* 10. How useful do you find the following types of articles we write, where 1 is 'not at all useful' and 5 is 'very useful'

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Industry news (about vendors, events, people etc)
New product launches
Case studies from network operators/carriers/system integrators
Feature articles (covering trends and topics in optical communications)
Technology explainers (how a new technology works and what it can do)
Interviews with company CEOs
Opinion pieces (thoughts and advice from industry figures spanning the supply chain)

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* 11. Thinking about the types of technology we cover, how interested are you in learning about the following types, where 1 is 'not at all interested' and 5 is 'very interested'?

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Components and subsystems
Fibres and cabling
FTTx access
Software and services
Switches and routers
Test and measurement
Cleaning technology

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* 12. Finally, anything else we can do to help your optical communications business prosper?

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* 13. If you're happy for us to contact you to discuss the survey, please enter your contact details so we can retrieve your answers when following up.

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